Your Smith debuts new side in The Current's studio

Your Smith performs "Bad Habit," a song from her EP of the same name, in The Current's studio. (Jules Ameel for MPR and Nate Ryan | MPR)
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Caroline Smith didn't think she'd ever move to Los Angeles. Raised in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, she found her place in the Minneapolis music scene with the Good Night Sleeps (Jesse Schuster, Arlen Peiffer, and David Earl). Later, she'd release Half About Being A Woman and headline First Avenue under her own name. But as she kept visiting LA to collaborate on music, an acquaintance suggested she just move there. And she did.

This year, she unveiled her new identity, Your Smith, and shared a couple of new songs from that project. When she's not working on her music, she writes for Pulse Music Group, a music publishing company that helps facilitate musicmaking. Often, she writes for other artists; sometimes, she writes with them. She walks the mile between her home and the studio.

Back in the Twin Cities to play a show, Smith recorded three songs — her Caroline Smith single "Trying Not To Love You," her latest Your Smith single "Bad Habit," and a tune we can't quite share until her Bad Habit EP drops on Aug. 24. Schuster and Peiffer from the Good Night Sleeps join Your Smith on bass and drums, respectively, and Eric Mayson provides some gorgeous inflection on background vocals and keys. She and the band will be back in town playing First Avenue on Sept. 21.

Use the audio player above to hear Your Smith perform and talk singleness, vulnerability, and the Minneapolis Sound with Andrea Swensson on the Local Show.

Songs Performed

"Trying Not To Love You"
"Bad Habit"
TBD

Hosted by Andrea Swensson
Produced by Andrea Swensson and Jesse Wiza
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Jules Ameel
Web feature by Cecilia Johnson

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External Links

Your Smith - website
Your Smith - Facebook

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  • Your Smith performs in The Current studio
    Your Smith performs in The Current studio (Jules Ameel for MPR)
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    Your Smith performs in The Current studio (Jules Ameel for MPR)
  • Your Smith performs in The Current studio
    Eric Mayson performs with Your Smith in The Current studio (Jules Ameel for MPR)
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    Jesse Schuster plays bass with Your Smith in The Current studio (Jules Ameel for MPR)
  • Your Smith performs in The Current studio
    Your Smith performs in The Current studio (Jules Ameel for MPR)
  • Your Smith performs in The Current studio
    Your Smith performs in The Current studio (Jules Ameel for MPR)
  • Your Smith performs in The Current studio
    Your Smith performs in The Current studio (Jules Ameel for MPR)
  • Your Smith performs in The Current studio
    Your Smith performs in The Current studio (Jules Ameel for MPR)
  • Your Smith performs in The Current studio
    Your Smith performs in The Current studio (Jules Ameel for MPR)
  • Your Smith performs in The Current studio
    Eric Mayson performs with Your Smith in The Current studio (Jules Ameel for MPR)
  • Your Smith performs in The Current studio
    Your Smith performs in The Current studio (Jules Ameel for MPR)
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    Your Smith listens to the studio mix with The Current's Technical Director Michael DeMark (Jules Ameel for MPR)

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